The Medway Heritage Bus is being promoted by the Friends of Chatham Traction as a vehicle for encouraging and assisting the study of local and social history in and of the Medway Towns. The package will be offered to educational and social bodies as an aid to learning and to provide a focus for study of the Towns’ development during the mid-20th century.
The restoration of former Chatham Traction bus GKE 68 of 1939 is the centrepiece of this project. £100k of support from members and nearly £100k of funding from a variety of organisations has got us to the point of seeing the restoration work on GKE68 nearing completion. However to make sure we can deliver the remaining elements and the "add ons" to ensure the bus can be used as an educational and community facility we are launching a public appeal, seeking support from the wider public . Please see the Appeal leaflet for details.
“I believe that GKE 68 is a unique teaching resource that affords a real wealth of teaching and learning opportunities to learners at all levels.”
- Dr Kate Bradley FRHistS, Senior Lecturer in Social History, University of Kent
The Friends' main Leaflet summarises the background and the aims and can be seen here as a downloadable PDF file.